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STAR Leadership Training Program

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STAR (Students Taking Active Roles) Leadership Training is a nationally recognized leadership program for high school students that fosters active citizenship through civic education. During this comprehensive 10-session program, teens engage with local government and elected officials, execute a student-led service project, and develop vital leadership skills.

After completing the program, teens will earn credit hours with Sarasota County Schools and volunteer hours for the Bright Futures Program. Graduates of STAR are also eligible to give back to a cause they care about by serving as a voting Board member for one of our 90 partner agencies.

STAR is offered four times each year. Be sure to secure your spot today! 
Summer 2024, Session A: VeniceSummer 2024, Session B: Sarasota

STAR Leadership Application

Please follow the steps outlined below to fill out all required information related to this specific application.

Board Service

Are you a STAR grad looking to take your training to the next level through Board Service? The Club is proud to connect teens to one of our 90 partner agencies whose Board of Directors welcomes dynamic young leaders like you to make a meaningful difference! Those interested must commit to a minimum one-year board term, working closely with The Club’s Leadership Program Specialist and Board Adult Advisor to continue your professional development and personal growth.

Let’s work together to find the best Board fit for you. STAR graduates are invited to complete the Board Placement Application.
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